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Copilot and Power Platform: Highlights from Microsoft Ignite 2023 and What They Mean for You!

Copilot and Power Platform

This year we experienced a surge in new ways to work day to day all thanks to new Advancements in AI. With various brands and tech giants put up their version of AI for public use cases, back in June Microsoft unveiled their take on AI enabled system, the infamous – Copilot, a collaborative tool designed to reduce digital debt and enhance productivity, freeing up people to focus on tasks that require a uniquely human touch.

With the new announcements at Microsoft Ignite 2023, the flagship event for IT Devs and Business Folks, everyone got to know about the new products, features and updates and way forward with Copilot and other AI enabled in Microsoft Ecosystem (Power Platform, Dynamic 365, Microsoft Suite, Azure, Dataverse, etc.)

Attendees also learned about the latest advancements in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, productivity, and collaboration. Moreover, they had the chance to network with other Microsoft professionals and get hands-on experience with the latest Microsoft products and services.

If you want to keep up with the latest news and updates from the event, check out the Microsoft Ignite 2023 Book of News

With all the new buzz that accompanies Copilot, comes a lot of questions like

Copilot and Power Platform

Copilot’s impressive capabilities continue to grow with each update, and this speaks volumes about its potential. But enough with the fanboying – let’s dive into the exciting new Power Platform and other major announcements from Microsoft Ignite.

Microsoft Ignite 2023 has brought some exciting updates to the Power Platform. One of the most significant updates are for Power Apps.

Exciting Power Apps Updates Revealed at Microsoft Ignite 2023

The Power Apps has seen significant updates and improvements, particularly. One of the most noteworthy changes is the rendering of mobile apps natively on devices. This update enhances the user experience with smoother animations, better performance, and increased reliability. This truly native mobile UI/UX feature also offers the latest mobile interaction patterns to users. Additionally, users can now use apps offline, along with the recently introduced modern controls.

Another exciting feature focuses on Copilot, which is available to every user of Microsoft Dataverse-backed canvas apps. Now, Copilot allows users to ask questions about their data with a single click, without any action needed from makers. This Copilot feature is entering a limited preview in December 2023 and ends by March 2024. All Dataverse-backed canvas apps will now include this feature by default, but you’re still in charge. As a maker, you can turn off this functionality for your apps whenever you want.

Microsoft has announced a new feature for Dataverse-backed canvas apps with Copilot. With this feature, users can easily ask data-related questions to Copilot with a single click, without needing any assistance from app makers. This feature will be in limited preview mode starting in December 2023 and will end by March 2024. However, it will be automatically available to all Dataverse-backed canvas apps. Makers can rest assured, as they will maintain full control over the feature and can disable it at any time.

Copilot and Power Platform

Microsoft Unveils Copilot Studio: An Innovative Low-Code Tool for Developers

Microsoft recently unveiled Copilot Studio at the Ignite event. This innovative low-code tool provides developers with the ability to customize Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365, as well as develop standalone copilots. Copilot Studio offers a range of powerful conversational capabilities, including GPT customization, generative AI plugins, and manual topics. This allows users to seamlessly personalize Copilot for Microsoft 365 with their own enterprise scenarios. With Copilot Studio, users can quickly build, test, and publish standalone copilots and custom GPTs.

Additionally, the tool provides essential features such as access management, data security, user controls, and analytics. The limited preview of the feature is expected to begin in December 2023, with the full preview available to all by the end of March 2024.

Microsoft Fabric: A Revolutionary End-to-End Analytics Product

Microsoft Fabric is an innovative analytics product that consolidates an organization’s data and analytics into a single platform. This inclusive software allows users to create generative AI experiences via services like Azure AI Studio and Copilot. Currently, the product is widely used, with 25,000 businesses worldwide implementing it.

Power BI and Microsoft Fabric Integration

Integrate Power BI with Microsoft Fabric to generate reports and summaries from the data within the Fabric platform. With Copilot, users can quickly generate insights and narratives in seconds. Additionally, data from Dynamics 365 or Power Platform can be linked to Fabric without the need to export data or build pipelines.

Copilot: The Revolutionary Feature of Microsoft Fabric

Copilot is a new feature in Microsoft Fabric that provides users with access to large language models such as GPT. With natural language or prompts, users can instruct Copilot to perform specific tasks. This feature is now in public preview and is available for Power BI, Data Factory, Data Engineering, and Data Science experiences.

Discover New Capabilities with Power Automate: Enhanced Process Mining, RPA, and Orchestration Features

Power Automate has recently introduced new features to its existing Copilot capabilities, offering users a range of new experiences. Copilot is now equipped to aid users with desktop flows (RPA) by answering their questions and providing step-by-step instructions and relevant information from documentation. Additionally, users can generate scripts by simply describing the task they wish to perform, and the Copilot feature will automatically generate the corresponding code.

Introducing Copilot: The Ultimate Solution for Analyzing Automation Activity

Orchestration is essential for building and operating automation at scale. Copilot’s new experience enables CoE teams to unlock new use cases for their monitoring and governance strategies. It democratizes access to insights, helping automation stakeholders to easily analyze the health and performance of their automation by using natural language queries.

Admins and business users with access to flow histories can query past runs across their environments, which helps in monitoring tasks and detecting potential issues in flows. Copilot is a game-changer for makers, small teams, or part of a Center of Excellence (CoE), as it provides the necessary insights for greater success. If you haven’t established a CoE yet, our automation kit can help you get started.

New Possibilities with Copilot’s Integration into Power Pages

Copilot has already been integrated into Power Pages, enabling creators to develop websites, web pages and forms with natural language. Now, creators can take it a step further and design websites that allow payments, opening up new opportunities for applications.

Copilot and Power Platform

Microsoft Introduces Copilot as Bing Chat’s Rebranded and Expanded AI Chat Interface

Microsoft’s Bing Chat is now Copilot, universalizing the AI chat interface for Windows 11, Bing, and Edge. Moreover, Microsoft has added new AI features to Copilot, including Copilot for Azure, Copilot for Service, Copilot Studio, and Copilot in Dynamics 365 Guides.

Microsoft Unveils Two New Custom Chips for Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft is continuing to push the boundaries of AI with the introduction of two new, custom-designed chips for its cloud infrastructure. The Azure Maia 100 is solely optimized for artificial intelligence (AI) tasks and generative AI, while the Azure Cobalt 100 is a CPU chip that uses the Arm Neoverse CSS design to enhance both performance and energy efficiency in general cloud services on Azure. These chips will be implemented in Azure data centers early in 2024, demonstrating Microsoft’s commitment to providing innovative AI solutions that cater to customer needs and enhance its supply chain.

Microsoft Introduces Loop, Its Rival to Notion

Microsoft has unveiled its latest collaboration hub, Microsoft Loop, which aims to rival Notion and other similar platforms. Loop is specifically engineered to sync across all Microsoft 365 apps and services, providing users with workspaces and pages to organize their tasks, projects, and documents. What sets Loop apart from its competitors is the seamless integration with the Microsoft 365 suite. Loop is now accessible to users in public preview mode.

Microsoft’s Copilot: Now Revolutionizing Security Management

Microsoft is leading the way in creating a unified security operations platform by combining its Sentinel and Defender XDR platforms. The addition of Security Copilot chatbot to this framework brings cutting-edge conversational AI capabilities to IT and security teams, resulting in simplified and streamlined security management. These advancements are a crucial step forward in improving security measures.

Conclusion

Microsoft’s Power Platform can be significantly enhanced with the use of Copilot – natural language and generative AI capabilities, Copilot can help you automate, analyze data, develop apps, and even create content. Copilot can increase your productivity, efficiency, and creativity, making it easier for you to reach your objectives.

If you haven’t tried Copilot yet, you’re missing out on an amazing opportunity to take your business to the next level. Inogic is here to help you develop Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, or Power Pages using Copilot. As your trusted advisor, we understand your unique business needs and can help you achieve your goals.

Visit Inogic’s website or contact us at crm@inogic.com to learn more about our Power Platform Professional Services and how you can leverage the power of Copilot.

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